The 2018 First and Second place winners of the Vincent HoSang UWI Venture Competition ventured to New York from August 13 – 18, 2019. As a part of their Competition prizes. Students from the teams JA Bio Plastics and Pree Labs, were honoured to be able to participate in this experience where they were able to meet with and tour the facilities of the benefactor Vincent Hosang’s, Caribbean Food Delights. In addition, the students met Jamaican business owners in the Diaspora to have one on one discussions and get advice about their own business ventures. The students tour closed with two social activities; an authentic New York City experience, which was the viewing of a Broadway Play and a Jamaican Independence Gala event celebrating the contributions of our Jamaican people in their respective New York communities. After an intense 5 days the winning students left New York City feeling more than inspired to push past the adversities of starting a business.